S-Town Podcast is a masterpiece of storytelling. Like its predecessor, Serial Podcast, the production quality is high, the story is fascinating, and the discussions that will come out of your students' listening experiences will be among the most memorable.
Chapter 1 introduces the audience to the world of John Brooks McLemore of Woodstock, Alabama. Producer Brian Reed provides the context and the narration as the story unfolds.
Note: There are mature ideas in the podcast as well as explicit language.
Use Chapter 1 as an excerpt, or binge-listen to the whole podcast. The lesson includes a 25 question listening guide, a complete answer key, a research opportunity, follow-up activities, and Common Core standards.
Tags: post-modernism, media, sketch notes, This American Life